I think most DMs have been there: the desire to run a D&D session with as little preparation as possible. Maybe you've heard of the awesome, “meta-breaking” module everyone is talking about, but don't know where to find it. Perhaps you're looking for the 2e dungeon you loved to run and its 5e conversion. These five resources are great databases for your dungeon-finding needs.
1) DMs Guild
The DM’s Guild is the most popular place to find officially published 5e and classic dungeons and modules, as well as support thousands of independent authors bringing their gifts and fresh ideas to the games.
From horror to holiday, children's adventures and more, you can find a premade adventure to fit any campaign, group, or situation. The ratings, reviews, and medal system ensure that it's easy to find the highest quality content for your needs. If you've never heard of this site, check it out at www.dmsguild.com.
2) Drivethrough RPG
Drivethrough RPG (www.drivethroughrpg.com) is the place to go for off-brand, vintage, and independently published RPG content. You’re less likely to find things for free on this site, but can buy new and classic adventures from Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, and Warhammer to less well-known titles like Witcher RPG, Cyberpunk, and Gamma World.
The site is run by One Bookshelf, the same company that runs the DM’s Guild, so can bundle it and check out through either site.
3) Adventure Look Up
The Adventure Lookup (www.adventurelookup.com) is a crowdsourced database (spearheaded by Matt Colville) on which players can search for new and classic adventure modules using a variety of descriptive tags. For example, when I type “goblins” in the search bar and select “Wizards of the Coast”, “5th Edition”, and “Dungeon” for my environment, it returns a total of 7 adventures.
Clicking on any of them shows the site from which I can download them (all www.dmsguild.com in this case), the character levels they’re made for, and even if they can be soloable. While you can’t actually buy anything on the site, it’s a great hub for compiled adventures from all different sources.
4) Goodman Games
Goodman Games (www.goodmangames.com) is a high-quality producer and distributor of classic and converted modules and rule sets from both well-known and obscure TTRPGs. They’re not free, but they are guaranteed to be professionally made, and sometimes they are the only place to get 5e conversions of old adventure modules. They also sell dice, accessories, and copies of old RPG magazines that are now out of print.
5) Kobold Press
Kobold Press (koboldpress.com) is arguably the most well known third party publisher of TTRPG material. Their website functions much the same as Goodman Games, except they have much more independently produced material. They have their own magazine which they sell, and guides for designing your own content as well.
Ryan Langr is a DM, player, and content creator of Dungeons & Dragons 5e. His passions include epic plot twists, creating exceptionally scary creatures, and finding ways to bring his player’s characters to the brink of death. He also plays Pathfinder/3.5. In his real life, he is a stay at home dad, husband, and blogger of many other interests.
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